Indian weddings and festivities are an experience filled with colours, rituals, laughter, joy and family. There are so many functions before the actual wedding that make the whole affair more memorable and fun. From sangeet, mehndi, pheras, and cocktail Indians know how to celebrate and enjoy.
I love seeing everyone decked up in different ethnic outfits like Lehengas, Anarkalis, and Sarees. But at times you get confused which outfit or colours are appropriate for the occasion. You don’t want to be overdressed and look like the bride or immediate family member or underdressed and feel like you don’t belong.
Since it’s Summers on Now, I have decided to write this post focusing on a look for daytime functions. For this garden party look I went in for a light and printed lehenga paired with a gold choli and a bright mauve dupatta with gold bootis. The choli is more like a crop top than a traditional choli as I wanted a modern twist to the entire look. Florals are perfect for spring and an outdoor daytime event which is why I went for a floral printed lehenga in summery shades of pink. The floral print screams out outdoor, colourful, fun, and spring it’s a good twist to the traditional Indian lehengas with embroidery and hand work. It is very light and easy to wear since it’s printed. What I love about lehengas is that you can twirl around in them and it makes you feel like a princess.
The outfit is a customised outfit from Anaya textiles. They specialise in fabrics like chiffon, silk and cotton and have a wide range of designs. The best part is that they do “made to order” outfits where you can create your own outfit, whatever you desire right from the fabric to the colour palette it can all be customised.
I paired up my floral lehenga with traditional Kundan earrings and necklace. I went in for key jewellery pieces to enhance my overall look. I also added a matha tikka to highlight my outfit. You can match your tikka to your earrings for an elegant and graceful look. To complete my outfit I have also worn bangles, ring and a hath phool. Hath phool or a hand bracelet is a globally loved Indian ornament. Traditionally it was only worn by brides but with designers coming up with modern and lighter variants of the jewellery it has even become a party wear accessory. I have gone for a simple hairstyle to keep the focus on my outfit and jewellery and a very romantic look with my makeup. One of the best parts of this outfit is that you can even reuse the skirt for a western look if you want. Pair it with a white tee or a crop top for a modern look. This look is a great day look and perfect for a garden party like a mehndi or a sangeet function.
What did you like about this outfit? Let me know in the comments below.